#11. Make a Feature Wall
Draw your attention away from the size of a room by making a dramatic statement on one wall. This is most easily achieved by adding a fabulous eye catching statement wallpaper like this one from Damsel in Dior.
Keep the rest of the walls in a very neutral colour and this design will “pop” giving the room a focal point.
#12. Pick Versatile Furniture for Your Living Room
If your living room is on the small side, buy versatile furniture that you can store away and pull out if required.
Nest tables are a good idea as you get several surfaces that compact into one, while a coffee table on wheels can be moved, or an ottomon which can provide double duty as seating and surface.
#13. Try Different Arrangements of Furniture
If your room size is making it tricky for your furniture, then try different arrangements. For example, in a room of 100 sq ft, you can have as many as 10 different layouts, depending on how you arrange the furniture.
Here’s a handy diagram from Homedit showing some possible configurations for a small living room, depending on your furniture.
#14. Draw the Eye Upwards
If you have low ceilings, try this trick from My Domaine. Draw eyes upward by placing eye-catching items up high or running an accent or a furniture piece from the floor toward the ceiling, to create the illusion of height.
#15. Don’t be Afraid to Use the Window as a Wall
In small rooms, convention has to go out the window! Try this tip from Better Homes & Gardens – positioning your bed up against the window(s) if it better suits the dimensions of the room. You can always turn the windows into a feature behind your bed and then you can use the other walls in the room for your functional needs.
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